Commander Series Models - German Tender Engine
- Hello friends,
As some of you might not be aware, Commander Series Models
offers a 1/35 scale resin model of a German HF130C engine. I
recently purchased one of the kits about six months ago. I am quite
pleased with the detail. It comes with its own track bed display
base which is guaged for 750mm. A number of these locomotives were
built early in production to run on 600mm. (See "Heeresfeldbahnen:
Bau und Einsatz der Militearischen Schmalspurbahnen in zwei
Weltkriegen" by Alfred Bernd Gottwaldt).
Unfortunately the superstructure is cast in two solid pieces of
resin. I imagine a running model could be made using the kit but the
amount of time involved would be better used for building one from
scratch. This means that for most of us it could only be used as a
static model. Still, I'm pleased with the kit and possibly, if I can
find the time, I will build a working model. For those of you who
are interested Great Models Webstore still carries some of the kits.
The can be located at www.greatmodels.com.